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#230 of 3,799 Japanese in Kyoto
#317 of 8,082 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner
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CUISINES
Japanese, Barbecue, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

Absolutely loved, loved, loved this yakitori restaurant in Gion. We tried others during our time in Japan, but this place was hands-down the best. We were staying close by and would swing by late afternoon/early evening for some of their delicious chicken skewers and a...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

Awesome food and warm friendly service. I visited Tarokichi whilst in Kyoto with family and friends and had the set menu with the set side dishes, left with a full belly and a hug farewell from the manager.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 5, 2019 via mobile

Lovely place for dinner. I read the reviews before going and some people said the staff were not friendly and food average. I did not have this experience at all. The staff were polite and accommodating and the food was simply deliciously. I thought it...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

What can I say. You must come here. It is delicious. I ate here twice because I loved it so much the first time. Try the green salad, actually try everything it was all good from the salad to the chicken skin, chicken skewer with...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

Reading the advisors, we called on the phone. They ask us for how many people, time and name for reservation. We reply to all questions and after name asking they put me holding on. After a sweet melody they replied that they don’t take reservation!!...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

After wandering past expensive places in Gion, we stumbled across this inexpensive and delicious bar and grill...nothing fancy, just good food at reasonable prices...beautifully decorated with hand-hewn wood tables, exposed timbers, and gorgeous ceramic dishes...very small...many foreign tourists...friendly staff...cash only. A nice surprise in a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

We had booked a table so were seated immediately at a table overlooking the little garden. The staff were lovely and spoke English. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was great. We enjoyed our meal very much, and would love to return.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Very bad service since the beginning til the end. 0 polite. We were not allowed to drink a bottle of water thar we carried with us. Bad quality of meat and expensive for what you get. Please avoid. I would rather eat noodles from the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

From a male experience, an excellent time, gastronomically, alcohol 🍺🍶 & service. Very accommodating staff, we ordered something extra that was mixed in a salad & they supplied a bowl of that item. This is a smoking restaurant, so expect someone may light up at...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Had the hotel call in advance and they were told the restaurant does not take reservations during peak season. Arrived and the women grilling the food and bar tender asked us if we had a booking. Huh? Seemed like they didn’t want us there. They...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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